In February-March 1959, King and his wife Coretta Scott King travelled throughout India. King confessed to an intellectual debt to Gandhi.
During that time, he delivered a message to India and Indians on All India Radio (AIR). That message was lost in AIR’s voluminous but chaotic archives. After much searching, AIR finally retrieved what is actually a treasure. And last weekend, on Martin Luther King Day in the US, when the nation was preparing to install Barack Obama as the 44th US president, National Public Radio played that long lost message by King to Indians and the world.